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is there a certain type of metal that kills coronavirus? would novel coronavirus die on metal fixtures and handles?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: Per WEBMD, the virus may live on stainless steel - 2 to 3 days, a # of other metals -5 days, Aluminum - 2 to 8 hrs, Copper - 4 hrs, wood - 4 days, plastic -2 to 3 days, cardboard - 24 hrs & glass - up to 5 days. REF: https://www.webmd.com/lung/how-long-covid-19-lives-on-surfaces.
Answered on May 17, 2020
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Copper: Copper seems to be best metal,for limiting the virus.
Answered on May 17, 2020

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